Warm Crochet Baby Mittens Free Pattern

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This post includes my Warm Crochet Baby Mittens Free Pattern. This crochet baby mittens pattern includes 3 different mitten sizes and a mitten coat-string (option).

Your little one’s hands will be toasty warm inside these mitts. I originally wrote this pattern for my niece Mya, who went for daily walks in her stroller during the cold winter weather with her Mom.

My Warm Crochet Baby Mittens Free Pattern includes 3 different mitten sizes and a mitten coat-string (option). #babymittens #freepattern #crochet

Warm Crochet Baby Mittens Free Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable, Medium Weight Yarn [4]. 100% acrylic. 127.5 g (4.5 oz) and 285 yd (260 m). Machine washable and dryable. Good Substitutions include: Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value or Red Heart with Love.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.0 mm (H)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Gauge

  • Approximately 3 hdc stitches per inch and 1 row hdc per inch

Finished Sizes

  • 0-3 months (12 cm long with the cuff, 6 cm wide) (4.75 inches long with cuff, 2.40 inches wide)
  • 3-6 months (14 cm long with the cuff, 8 cm wide) (5.50 inches long with cuff, 3.10 inches wide)
  • 6-18 months (16 cm long with the cuff, 9 cm wide) (6.30 inches long with cuff, 3.50 inches wide)
  • Cuff approximately 4 cm wide.

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

  • bl – back loop
  • ch – chain 
  • g- grams
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • Rnd – round
  • RS – right side
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc -single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet two together
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * to **– Work the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. 
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together – insert your hook into the stitch indicated and pull up 1 loop, insert your hook into the next stitch indicated and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through the 3 loops on your hook. You have just single crocheted 2 stitches together.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • We begin by making the cuff of the mitten and once complete we work into the cuff to begin working in continuous rounds.
  • Do not sl st to join unless specified.
  • The 8″ tail you leave at the beginning will be used to whipstitch the cuff closed when you have finished the entire mitten.
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Warm Crochet Baby Mittens Free Pattern in 3 Sizes

Baby Mittens Size 0-3 months

  • 12 cm long with the cuff, 6 cm wide

R1: Leave an 8″ tail.  Ch 7, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. [6]

R2: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn. [6]

R3-R17: repeat R2 [6]

Turn your work to crochet along the row ends, 1 sc in each row end across. [16]

You will now be working in continuous spirals. You do not need to slip stitch to join. Bring the ends of the cuff together to work the following:

Rnd 1: 1 hdc in each st around. [16]

Rnd 2-Rnd 7: repeat Rnd 1 [16]

Rnd 8: (sc2tog) 8 times [8]

0-3 Months Crochet Baby Mittens Finishing Instructions

  • Leave an 8″ tail.
  • Turn the mitten inside out and take the yarn end and thread it on your needle.
  • Now take your needle and weave it in and out between the back loops of each of the 8 remaining stitches in R8 – like a zigzag – then pull the yarn end to tighten the last 8 stitches together before weaving in your yarn end.
  • Take your 8″ tail from the beginning row and whipstitch the wrist seam closed before weaving in your yarn end.

If you would like a wrist tie for these, chain 50 and then leave a 4″ tail and finish off.

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle and weave through the spaces in the mittens at the row ends. Then take the yarn needle and weave the excess yarn at the end into the chain stitches to secure it, before cutting it. Repeat for the other end of the chain.

Make it a set, with a matching baby hat: 0-3 months crochet baby hat pattern (free).

Baby Mittens Size 3-6 months

  • 14 cm long with the cuff, 8 cm wide

R1: Leave an 8″ tail.  Ch 7, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. [6]

R2: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn. [6]

R3-R19: repeat R2 [6]

Turn your work to crochet along the row ends, 1 sc in each row end across [18]

You will now be working in continuous spirals. You do not need to slip stitch to join. Bring the ends of your cuff together to work the following:

Rnd 1: 1 hdc in each st around [18]

Rnd 2-Rnd 9: repeat Rnd 1 [18]

Rnd 10: (sc2tog) 9 times [9]

3-6 Months Crochet Baby Mittens Finishing Instructions

  • Leave an 8″ tail.
  • Turn the mitten inside out and take the yarn end and thread it on your needle.
  • Now take your needle and weave it in and out between the back loops of each of the 9 remaining stitches in R10 – like a zigzag – then pull the yarn end to tighten the last 9 stitches together before weaving in your yarn end.
  • Take your 8″ tail from the beginning row and whipstitch the wrist seam closed before weaving in your yarn end.

If you would like a wrist tie for these, chain 60 and then leave a 4″ tail.

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle and weave through the spaces in the mittens at the row ends. Then take the yarn needle and weave the excess yarn at the end into the chain stitches to secure it, before cutting it. Repeat for the other end of the chain.

Make it a set, with a matching baby hat: 3-6 months baby hat pattern (free)

Baby Mittens Size 6-18 months

  • 16 cm long with the cuff, 9 cm wide

R1: Leave an 8″ tail.  Ch 7, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. [6]

R2: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn. [6]

R3-R23: repeat R2 [6]

Turn your work to crochet along the row ends, 1 sc in each row end across [22]

You will now be working in continuous spirals. You do not need to slip stitch to join. Bring the ends of your cuff together to work the following:

Rnd 1: 1 hdc in each st around. [22]

Rnd 2-Rnd 12: repeat Rnd 1 [22]

Rnd 13: (sc2tog) 11 times [11]

6-18 Months Crochet Baby Mittens Finishing Instructions

  • Leave an 8″ tail.
  • Turn the mitten inside out and take the yarn end and thread it on your needle.
  • Now take your needle and weave it in and out between the back loops of each of the 11 remaining stitches in R13 – like a zigzag – then pull the yarn end to tighten the last 11 stitches together before weaving in your yarn end.
  • Take your 8″ tail from the beginning row and whipstitch the wrist seam closed before weaving in your yarn end.

If you would like a wrist tie for these, chain 75 and then leave a 4″ tail.

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle and weave through the spaces in the mittens at the row ends. Then take the yarn needle and weave the excess yarn at the end into the chain stitches to secure it, before cutting it. Repeat for the other end of the chain.

Make it a set with a cute little earflap hat: Simple Double Crochet Earflap Hat (free pattern)

This post includes my Warm Crochet Baby Mittens Free Pattern. This crochet baby mittens pattern includes 3 different mitten sizes and a mitten coat-string (option).

BONUS Mitten Coat String Option

If you would like to add a coat string to your mittens, to keep them attached, you can do that too!

Simply start by attaching your yarn with a single crochet stitch to the cuff of your mitten (need help with this joining technique? check out this tutorial: How to attach new yarn with a single crochet stitch) and crochet 1 sc in each cuff end around, then chain the following (depending on the size of your mittens) before crocheting around the cuff of the second mitten and finishing off and weaving in your ends.

0-3 months Baby Mittens Coat String

  • chain 80

3-6 months Baby Mittens Coat String

  • chain 100

6-18 months Baby Mittens Coat String

  • chain 120

Here’s how the 6-18 months size looks with the attached cord:

cord added to warm baby mittens

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37 Comments

  1. Thank you for the pattern and the print feature, as well. Much appreciated 🙂

  2. Thanks
    My question is regarding the step after row 11. Leave an 8″ tail. Turn the mitten inside out and take the yarn end lol and thread it on your needle. Now take your needle and weave it in and out between the back loops of each of the 8 remaining stitches in R8 – like a zigzag – then pull the yarn end to tighten the last 8 stitches together before weaving in your yarn end.
    What are you referring to in Row 8

  3. Worked these up tonight for a niece in pretty pink Caron Simply Soft. Super easy pattern to follow! They came together very quickly! Adding to a white and pink sweater and pants set I crocheted for a new niece. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

  4. Hi Cheryl, I’m happy you were able to make the pattern work for you 🙂 These mittens are actually the pull over the coat kind and the stitch is hdc but by using the shorter stitch you will make them fit as hand mitts (rather than the ones my sister wanted for her daughter). She used to take her for walks in the stroller in the winter here in Canada and the little ones would fall off easily so she liked these to either tuck under the coat to keep them on or to put over the wrist of the coat). Thank you for trying the pattern 🙂 and leaving a comment. Have a great weekend, Rhondda

  5. I used the size 4 yarn (similar to Impeccable). The problem I had was with Rnd 1, not Row 1. Rnd 1 says to do hdc all around for 12 rows. I believe it was supposed to say sc all around for 12 rows. It’s a much better size, otherwise it came out way too long. Sometimes the way too long would be good so you can pull the mittens up over the sleeves of the coat. Anyway, I changed it to sc. Thanks for the pattern! <3

  6. Is there a thumb in the mittens? I don’t see a picture showing any nor do the directions refer
    To one. Thanks

  7. Hi Susan, DK weight yarn is a lighter weight yarn than Loops & Threads Impeccable. Here’s the information from the label for the yarn so you can maybe find a bit closer match:

    Weight
    Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) Wraps per inch

    Yardage
    268 yards (245 meters)
    Unit weight
    128 grams (4.52 ounces)
    Gauge
    18.0 sts = 4 inches
    Needle size
    US 8 – 5.0 mm
    Hook size
    5.0 mm (H)

    Fibers
    100% Acrylic
    Texture
    plied

  8. Hi Chelsey, I’m going to email you an image to help with this. If you look at the green colored mittens you will see little holes where the cuff meets the hand part of the mitten. You would weave the tie through those holes to add the string to tighten it. Email is on the way!
    All the best,
    Rhondda

  9. Love these! They are so cute. I’m finished with both mittens (I followed the 3-6 month pattern) and I have attached a cord to both mittens. I would like to know how to do the “wrist tie” but I can’t quite figure it out. Could you explain it to me? I’m not seeing how it’s supposed to come together. Thank you!

  10. Wondeeful Pattern! One of the first things I ever crocheted! I’ve made 3 pair!

  11. Hi Carol.

    You do not sc around all 4 sides of the cuff first.

    Complete Rows 1-17. You should have a large rectangle – 6 stitches by 17 rows.

    Work across one edge of the rectangle (the 17 row edge) placing 16 sc stitches evenly across this edge.

    Bring the edges of the first Row and the last Row together to make a ‘tube’. You will use the 8″ tail of yarn you left at the beginning of R1 to seam this tube together along the edge of R1 and R17 at the end of the project.

    You are working in continuous rounds so you do not join with a slip stitch – it is not needed to hold the mitt together. With the ends held together (side by side just like if you were working a flat piece of crochet) you will now work around the ‘tube’ edge where you previously worked the 16 sc stitches evenly across. Work 1 hdc in each of those sc stitches.

    You are working from the cuff up to the fingers in one piece now.

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  12. I am having trouble understanding pattern. do I sc all around 3 or 4 sides of the cuff first. How do I do 16 hdcs. When I bring the cuff ends together there are 6 sc across. The 16 stitches are not joined to form a mitten. Do you leave the cuff flat and do 16 hdc across. Sorry if this is not understandable. It’s kinda hard to explain.

  13. I am having trouble understanding pattern. do I sc all around the cuff first. How do I do 16 hdcs. When I bring the cuff ends together there are 6 ac across. The 16 stitches are not joined to form a mitten. Do you leave the cuff flat and do 16 hdc across. Sorry if this is not understandable. It’s kinda hard to explain.

  14. Hi Rachael,

    For the cuff you will be working single crochet stitches but in the back loop (bl) of the stitch only 🙂 this causes it to ‘rib’ and become extra stretchy!

    The numbers in the [number] brackets are the total number of stitches for the row/round.

    Row 8: (single crochet 2 stitches together) 8 times

    You would insert your hook into the first stitch and pull up 1 loop, then insert your hook into the next stitch and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook. You have now single crocheted 2 stitches together. This is also known as a ‘decrease’ because you had 2 stitches and now you have one.

    Whip Stitch is a way to join to pieces of ‘fabric’ or ‘crocheted fabric’ together into one piece. It is basically a seam stitch.

    I have added some of this directly to the pattern – I apologize!! I usually have the Abbreviations listed and link to tutorials in my patterns and I somehow overlooked this for this post!!

    Hope these bits help 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions.

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  15. rhondda,
    Your pattern seems pretty easy. I have never followed a written pattern before so I am a little confused and may have missed what you were saying. 1. For the cuff it is just a single crochet? It looks a little different. 2. What do the numbers at the end of each direction mean? Ex: [6] 3. What does row 8 mean? It has something like (scdgt) something like that. 4. What does it mean to whip stitch?
    Sorry for so many questions. I just wanna make sure I have it right. Thanks!
    Rachael

  16. Hi Julie,

    I am not planning on any video tutorials for this pattern at this time. If there is something in the pattern which is confusing you I would be happy to try to help you understand it 🙂
    All the best, Rhondda

  17. I agree with the previous comment…I think a youtube tutorial would be great ..I am more of a visual kind of person and tutorials are amazing in helping me expand my crochet knowledge. if you do choose to do a tutorial I make sure your vey clearly spoken and go alittle slow or start slow just so ppl can see what steps you are doing.I really tried to do the pattern you have but got really confused. im kind of a beginner/intermediate on crochet. thanks for sharing your pattern.

  18. Hi Corinne, When you get to the top of the mitten you will still have a small opening – what you need to do is thread your yarn end on the needle and then weave that needle between the loops of each crochet stitch all the way around. So for the first crochet stitch insert the needle from the left of the stitch to the right and pull the yarn through, the next stitch insert the needle from right to left, then the next from left to right – around – so you weave them back and forth – rather than whipstitch all in the same direction. Now after weaving through the stitches you can pull that yarn end and it will actually cinch the hole closed 🙂 Then you just weave in your ends and you are done! When I do this I only work through one of the loops of the stitch – not both – makes it a little less bulky. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  19. Hi Debbie – I apologize – For some reason I did not receive any notifications of comments on this post until the most recent one came in today!

    You do not need to slip stitch to join at the end of row 17. You would proceed to crochet along the row ends before beginning to work in spirals around the mitt.

    Rhonddaa

  20. I’m having a hard time understanding how to close the top of the mitten. . Can you please give more details? Mine just doesn’t look right thank you so much!

  21. These are lovely, I’m planning a pair for a friend who is expecting soon!
    Is Loops & Threads Impeccable a worsted weight yarn?

  22. Hi Rhondda, thats okay, I figured it out, they are looking like your mitts, and are adorable,thanks for resonding

  23. Hi Debbie d 🙂 No worries! I apologize for the confusion and I will add a note that you are starting with the cuff. I was away yesterday – or else I would have responded sooner!! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  24. Hi, please disregard my first message, I didn’t,t realize you were starting with the cuff at the bottom of the mitts, thanks

  25. So, after row 17 and you have turned to sc on the ends that is where the mitten part starts. But then the cuff is is left open. So do you whip stich it closed once it’s all done? It’s a little confusing. Maybe I’m just not understanding the way you wrote the pattern. Help!

  26. I would love it if you would do a picture or video tutorial, thanks again

  27. These mitts are very cute, I,m having a little trouble understanding the pattern, do you join the fist 17 rows with a slip st or not? Thanks I can,t wait too make them